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Tue., Feb. 8, 2011, 8:49 p.m.

Woman killed in North Idaho police shooting identified

Mark M. Maykopet, 24, from Butte, collided with a trooper's patrol car during a chase, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.  (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department / The Spokesman Review)
Mark M. Maykopet, 24, from Butte, collided with a trooper's patrol car during a chase, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department / The Spokesman Review)

Mark M. Maykopet, 24, from Butte, collided with a trooper's patrol car during a chase, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.

Update:

A deadly police shooting in North Idaho occurred just after two Montana fugitives rammed an Idaho State Police car, authorities said Tuesday.

Christie Ann Little, 40, was pronounced dead at Kootenai Medical Center on Monday after being shot while a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee driven by Mark Marion Maykopet, 24, of Butte,

Maykopet also was shot but was released from the hospital and jailed on $1.5 million bond after appearing before Kootenai County District Judge Scott Wayman on Tuesday.

Investigators released few details about the shooting and haven’t said why the trooper felt the need to use deadly force.

Charges filed against Maykopet allege he rammed Cpl. Dan Howard’s patrol car during a police chase. More.




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.